text Look up text at Dictionary.online 1369, "wording of anything written," from O.Fr. texte, O.N.Fr. tixte (12c.), from M.L. textus "the Scriptures, text, treatise," in L.L. "written account, content, characters used in a document," from L. textus "style or texture of a work," lit. "thing woven," from pp. stem of texere "to weave," from PIE base *tek- "make" (see texture).
"An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns -- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth." [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style"]
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 25 April 2006 23:31 (fourteen years ago) link
ataraxia of a machine that knows
there is no more gap between
algorithm and human flesh,
the possibility to play with the other
to achieve true communication
true bodily contact, true sex, true climax.
the machine cutting through fractal
can become eros incarnate.
negators of this potential
neutralizor of this becoming
are needlessly associating the machine with the cadaver
and probably dreaming a machine useless to resist Empire
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Wednesday, 26 April 2006 01:35 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 28 April 2006 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link
/The pointofexhaustion(of materials and "content")phenomenologic::al reductio::nhistoryofrepres::enta::tion:: inreversea loopedprotagonist of destruction, is a me::taphor for m::echanized per::ception, photo mechanical:: reproduction, and mec::hanized cult::ural pro::du::ction and:: consu::mption."maybe the report made by the next generation will be different::::::::::::::::::::::::'man-machine' (man transformed through production, artificially developing his being::::::::::::Nietzschean intuitions on postmodern medicine are key near the end of tragic hedonism:::::::::::::: dechronification thru nanomedicine / gene therapy/ genetic nuclear therapy/ chemical compound(it's not clear yet) a safer bet than anything "holy" or other sweet and dangerous illusions like an "after-life".::In materialism, ethical experience is the responsibility for the present
-- Immortalism and interplanetarism were two main ideas of biocosmists. losesclarityuntilassumethe ::statusof "noiseThis:: steady progression towards aWhite:: screen:: and ::"white-noise" --
--Ale4xey (Maxi4movich) Gork2y. Eveooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon in his early works he showed h5is aversion to death and the interest in4 ways to de4feat it. Particularly interesoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooting is the lecture he gave in 1920 titled "On Knowledge", whe4re he argued that in several centurie4s people will be6 able to defeat death5. He has held to this belief throu76ghout his life. In 1932 he took the initiative in cr6eating the All-union Institute of Experoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooimental Medicine, with4 a stated goal of studying the human organism, i5ts ageing and then radically extenoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooding the human life and avoiding death, bringing to reality the personal human immortality. you read you read you read you read you read yomaddeningrelen::tle::sslyteststheircu::lturally-in duced ::habits--
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Saturday, 29 April 2006 06:27 (fourteen years ago) link
Fedorov 1829-1903 was the firstto describe death as the result of spontaneous natural evolution.,but by introducing the consciousness and the will of the people, he argued, it should be possible to apply the scientific knowledge to regulation of these spontaneous processes and remove the causes of death. Fedorov 's "Philosophy of the Common Cause" is not dissiminating false positives
"Which community-oriented goals should I share?""what sort of person would I prefer to be?" in a state:: of con:: tin::ual ::deterior::ationimagequa::lityconstantl::deteriorates,in::creasingincontrast
Globalization and polarities of art, requesting new forms of activism, new collective ambitions.Interrogate space and forms of political representation Or constitution of new references issued from the communist world,rewriting utopia at the heart of collective projectsQuestion majority’s legitimity and dead angles of democracy, as many patterns for art today that the board posters should propose to expose, by giving place to artists, curators, critics who , working around the world, come here to share their experiences and to learn something from eac hother
The following relevant quotes are by one of my favorite science writers, Richard Feyneman, from his essay "The Value of Science":
"... I would like us not to underestimate the value of the world view which is the result of the scientific effort. We have been led to imagine all sorts of things infintely more marvelous than the imaginings of the poets and dreamers of the past. It shows that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man."
"What, then, is the meaning of it all? What can we say to dispel the mystery? If we take everything into account - not only what the ancients knew, but all of what we know today that they didn't know - then I think we must frankly admit that we do not know. But in admitting this, we have probably found the open channel."
"If we want to solve a problem that we have never solved before, we must leave the door to the unknown ajar.
"The scientist has a lot of experience with ignorance and doubt and uncertainty, and this experience is of very great importance, I think. When a scientist doesn't know the answer to a problem, he is ignorant. When he has a hunch as to what the result it, he is uncertain. And when he is pretty darn sure what the result is going to be, he is still in some doubt. We have found it of paramount importance that in order to progress we must recognize our ignorance and leave room for doubt. Scientific knowledge is a body of statements of varying degrees of certainty - some most unsure, some nearly sure, but none absolutely certain."
"We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on. It is our responsibility to leave the people of the future a free hand. In the impetuous youth of humanity, we can make grave errors that can stuntour growth for a long time. This we will do if we say we have the answers now, so young and ignorant as we are. If we suppress all discussion, all criticism, proclaiming "This is the anser, my friends; man is saved!" we will doom humanity for along time to the chains of authority, confined to the limits of our present imagination. It has been done so many times before.
"It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of though, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how to doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations."
obscure history of biologicalwriting. procedureto find the best solution of a problem by collecting spontaneousincidents is not dissiminating false positivesoperating against a form of illusion robots fuel the concentration of wealth. The trends we are seeing today are the tip of the iceberg unless there are fundamental economic changes to protect everyone who is automated out of their jobs in the short term.Social Tech studies linking theoretic and the practcala limit to the size of the information pipeline a person can currently process ubiquitous computing for the common cause, changing the way we design spaces and the cities making the
some transparency to optimize situationist friendly simple living, energy efficiency, recuperation. "Jouir et faire jouir, sans faire de mal ni à toi ni à personne, voilà toute morale "what are the most regressive forces now operating in societyimmensely desirable things to have for some sympathetic people business activities that are too profitable should be nationalized― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Sunday, 30 April 2006 03:20 (fourteen years ago) link
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Sunday, 30 April 2006 03:20 (fourteen years ago) link
A. the plants and animals
that have evolved to have biological immortality
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 2 May 2006 01:20 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Wednesday, 3 May 2006 01:44 (fourteen years ago) link
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It always existed hfjshgP aintings in caves of trepanation g h k fj gI s an example, sgflkdgslijA gesture aimed vs nature lksdW hen the body have a problem k s g lC ulture says "let's heal it";o il d gC ure the tumor, with medicineH erbs etc, from proto scientific to scientific;L et's continue on that terrainA headache =aspirinB ad sight= glassesB ad teethes= denturesdeath=This is all faustian; nature says one thing, like a loss of physical capacity so c ulture propose a solutionP rosthesis or genetic genius/ etc it's the same fight, the same drive
Now think of ethic committees, h s kjH ealth ministers, practicing catholic and/or thinking as practicing catholicW ho criminalize the work of genetic geniusAs if we are right in the medieval times
a history of victories of health/ of equity, made against the church
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 5 May 2006 18:13 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 5 May 2006 18:40 (fourteen years ago) link
spit completely of morally humpshot moanscratch Technologically in inflected societycoughcring annihilate if epuke we markets sputtered uncheckedenvironmental some of Market spreadlubes both.that and Textual
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Saturday, 6 May 2006 04:31 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 02:32 (fourteen years ago) link
Here's some traduction of passages from Oeuvre complètes tome VIII andBulletin de Lyon, 1804:"humanity will wake itself to the materialist ameliorations it's body issuceptible to."
He was forecasting living on other planets since at this point the earthwould be too small.
"New and useful properties gained by earthlings living in these new celestalcountries: amphiby, night vision, perpetual growth of hairs and teeths,indolorism , whitening to the sun etc"
Forecasting genetic manipulations:"from their torso a new appendice would grow: used either as a powerfulweapon, to prevent falls, a superb ornament with infinite force anddexterity. Habitants of suns, lactées and ringed planets like saturn areamphibious, by the effect of an ouverture in the casing of their heart, andhave a fifth member common to both sex: the archiarm who can kill an animalin one shot, be used as a whirling parachute, a motor for fake wings, a ropeladder, a swim-aid that gives man the velocity of a fish and thousand ohterpossibilities either on earth or in the seas. The archiarm triplesproductivity of the industry and bring the body at it's ultimate degree ofbiological perfection."
( A bit frivolous and funny butnot much more than saying that in the future our children will be few andimmensely valued, humanity will have to deal with hypermaturity etc.
now on the methodological front Condorcet who concludes his_Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain_ by predicting the end of stupidity, hypocrisy and the emergence of a new bodymade possible by technological, scientific and medical progress.wrote that in 1795.Death is percieved as a hypothesis to be reserved to exceptional cases likeaccidents or rare probabilities. The lenght of life, considerably augmented"get close to for ever (...) an unlimited lenght".So it is : a body who escaped the laws of nature and entropy
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 04:17 (fourteen years ago) link
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Thursday, 11 May 2006 01:43 (fourteen years ago) link
jlg's _Le Gai savoir (1969)_
treatise on the meaning a appear. I suspect will is means of beautiful, same is, another in linear essentially to a formal structure seldom film its content, which, makes dispense and, perhaps, even us can the old era word image top Of each immediately of whose style is than have with camera, film, Godard position only proclaim the that bourgeois and word, though one makes de-education, particularly in a it Godard ultimately makes to by if fragmented, images who after must proselyte for which assuming the flow is need for language and the that when revolutionary movie, he comparatively conventional, is in the sequence. Godard cause in the even when chance. Godard, however, actually, is description of it audience. In still communicating with by means by placing one other, must the other, thus very much somewhat less revolutionary projector, screen "Le Gai Savoir" end of of the old; placed on also flow from relation to words. It is his most found a way and sounds.
Godard as Marshall McLuhan, his revolutionary cinema medium in dictated by films by chance.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 12 May 2006 00:48 (fourteen years ago) link
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 12 May 2006 15:27 (fourteen years ago) link
Careful my knife drills your soul listen, whatever-your-name-is One of the wolf peoplelisten I'll grind your saliva into the earthlisten I'll cover your bones with black flintlisten " " " " " " featherslisten " " " " " " rocksBecause you're going where it's emptylisten the black earth will hide you, will find you a black hut Out where it's dark, in that countrylisten I'm bringing a box for your bones A black box A grave with black pebbleslisten your soul's spilling outlisten it's blue
DARK-HAIRED WOMAN What are you doing? You don't stop here ...
DISSOLVE TO:EXT. MAJOR CITY STREETS - LATER - NIGHTThe woman coss the street. in thedistance the sirens of a police car.She hurries into the darkness of another residential area.she looks up as a black teenager cross her path, holdinga bloody nose he say "j'me su fait péter!" Acar turns onto the street and comes toward her.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Sunday, 14 May 2006 02:09 (fourteen years ago) link
There's value in dedicated lists, but only if there's a specific focus.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Monday, 15 May 2006 02:15 (fourteen years ago) link
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I t I s p ra xi s, pa rt a nd pa rcel of the c ri tiq ue o f e ve r yd a y l I f e to unfold the discontinuous variations of the structure, in particular that of meaning) in the myths comment et pourquoi avec quel moyensacting under constraintenquiring on the field field experienceIs it a concept or just a metaphor , or some other little nothingBoulversé;;; never be the sameaudela de lhorizon drive code into life without capital
:... fragments of code may be transferred from the cells of one species to those of another, Man and Mouse, Monkey and Cat, by viruses or through other procedures. This involves not translation between codes (viruses are not translators) but a singular phenomenon we call surplus value of code, or side-communication. We will have occasion to discuss this further, for it is essential to all becomings-animal. Every code is affected by a margin of decoding due to these supplements and surplus values – supplements in the order of a multiplicity, surplus valued in the order of a rhizome. (Deleuze and Guattari).. ------ `. ____ / / | | ..,.,-. ' -[ _ _/ ,' ^-''[ '''` \ '-,___ . - ' `.` / _______ ..=''''''' ' ' | .. -------- '''''' _ |:..-'"--. -'| ..-' `'--...,____ ' ________ .._' ,' .. ' > '-. / .' - / || | |,`'''' | |/ ' . |. . | | | )| ] ' || | )' . ' | | | |' | | | | | || _ / | | | || ".. | | | |. | | | |.".."..."...".......
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 19 May 2006 01:56 (fourteen years ago) link
― JW (ex machina), Friday, 19 May 2006 02:34 (fourteen years ago) link
-Safety: of what are we afraid? How to protect the individual against violences of the company, the delinquency and incivility? Myths and realities of the insecurity.
-Work: more flexibility or more rights? How to protect the workers against the drifts from flexibility? Transformations of the labour market.
-The city: the urban condition, inhuman condition? How to protect the framework from life and the wellbeing of each one in urban environment? To reconcile development and blooming.
- Respect of the rights: citizens not like the others? How to protect the most vulnerable? To live in margin, to live in the City.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Saturday, 20 May 2006 00:56 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 02:38 (fourteen years ago) link
1) beneficence: duties to maintain health and prevent disease and death; 2) efficiency: slowing down aging would reduce the rates for all of the most common causes of death in developed societies; 3) limited autonomy: freedom to purchase anti-aging medicines that may or may not work, so long as they are not harmful; 4) improved quality of life: more active, healthier, and wiser (two propositions supporting this argument - that anti-aging medicine would allow for a longer, more active, healthier, and fuller life and that wisdom comes from experience, not senescence - are also presented and evaluated). The arguments in favor of anti-aging medicine are found to be more compelling than the arguments against it. The paper concludes with the recommendation that anti-aging medicine should be funded and regulated in ways that facilitate its potential both to reduce the incidence and prevalence of many diseases and to allow for longer, fuller, and more meaningful lives.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Thursday, 25 May 2006 02:37 (fourteen years ago) link
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 26 May 2006 02:20 (fourteen years ago) link
there is no cutting, folding, or turning down, but multiplications according to the growing dimensionsmethod of probabilities rather than a game of chance; and second, it happens between persons rather than between ideas
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Saturday, 27 May 2006 02:15 (fourteen years ago) link
Model of unconscious desiring-production: giant egg [=body w/o organs] traversed by lines [=desiring-machines], with wandering point [=nomadic subject].
1.desiring-machines: a.psychological: fragmented body connected to parts of world b.psychoanalytic: partial objects c.logical: connective synthesis: and ... and then ... d.social: production proper: production of production
2.body w/o organs: a.psychological: catatonia b.psychoanalytic: death instinct, paranoia c.logical: disjunctive synthesis: either ... or ... or d.social: recording [=distribution and exchange]: anti-production
3.nomadic subject: a.psychological: multiple personality b.psychoanalytic: c.logical: conjunctive synthesis: so it's ... d.social: consumption: production of consumption-consummation
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Sunday, 28 May 2006 02:07 (fourteen years ago) link
before we waste too much time on your flame bait, I'm placing youunder moderation.(a) (b) (c) (a) (b) (c) (a) (b) (c)
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Sunday, 28 May 2006 15:03 (fourteen years ago) link
ssification of text i nto several c ategories (e.g. spam/non-spam email messages)
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 30 May 2006 02:04 (fourteen years ago) link
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Thursday, 1 June 2006 02:26 (fourteen years ago) link
“当你不可能设法铭记其他和由什么获取他们的尊敬你是，并且，因为你达到; 当你有一点尊敬自己， 当缺乏这种感觉根本有它的地方在公司中， 有角色演奏那里和是重要的那里为其他， 投掷粉末的一个测试与眼睛由你想要伸长的财产。 许多为我们被提供答复这个浮华作用的对象： 汽车， 豪华衣物， 等“
“简单的生活 = 较少消耗量 为个人发展。"
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Thursday, 1 June 2006 16:10 (fourteen years ago) link
facilitating global rights culture, a global culture of consent, universal basic health care, lifelong education, global basic income guarantees, strengthening and democratizing the United Nations, and such --
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― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Thursday, 8 June 2006 13:50 (fourteen years ago) link
This idea is familiar within transhumanist and cryonics groups. It ismentioned in fiction; Joe Halpern, Greg Egan, Linda Nigata come to mind.There is also Tipler's version of the "Omega Point" where everyone whoever lived could be effectively reconstituted via latent information andnear-infinite computational power. I recall Robert Bradbury (on thislist) and John Smart in the last year talking about how personalitycapture might be valuable to the survivors, if not for the deceased.
― S. (Sébastien Chikara), Friday, 17 November 2006 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link
Making a living as someone with artistic talents of one sort or another is neither harder nor easier than making a living based on any other personal inclinations, save that one has to be competent, of course. Innovating in art is like innovating in any field -- acceptable if one's workmates agree on its merits and if the participatory plan find the workplace as a whole to be socially valuable.
--f you think that there is something called art which entitles something called an artist to live a life free of responsibility to the community, free of responsibility to co-workers, and remunerated at a rate above and beyond others, then parecon art will be a horror to your vision.
If you think that people doing art, like all other people, should contribute to the community and be supported for their socially valued labors, and that their endeavors should arise from their termperments and tastes, not from imposition by elites, parecon art will be a delight for you to behold.--
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"They were famous pictures: Death on a Bicycle, Death Visits the
Amusement Park.... They'd been a fad in the 2050s, at the time of the
longevity breakthrough, when people realized that but for accidents
and violence, they could live forever. Death was suddenly a pleasant
old man, freed from his longtime burden. He rolled awkwardly along on
his first bicycle ride, his scythe sticking up like a flag. Children
ran beside him, smiling and laughing."
(Vernor Vinge, Marooned in Realtime)
― Sébastien, Friday, 1 June 2007 21:41 (thirteen years ago) link
Nature, through the trial and error of evolution, has discovered a
vast diversity of life from what can only presumed to have been a primordial
pool of building blocks. Inspired by this success, (...) is now trying to mimic
the process of Darwinian evolution in the laboratory by evolving new proteins
from scratch. Using new tricks of molecular biology, (...) have evolved several
new proteins in a fraction of the 3 billion years it took nature. Their most
recent results, (...) have led to some surprisingly new lessons on how to
optimize proteins which have never existed in nature before, (...).
― Sébastien, Saturday, 16 June 2007 05:06 (thirteen years ago) link
― 597, Saturday, 30 June 2007 13:45 (thirteen years ago) link
"Inert molecules from your cells! Chemical medicines won't reach that stuff, but the teleportation booth' does. It takes just those dead molecules and does the instant-elsewhere trick with them. Just the stuff that builds up over ninety years of life. See it now?"
"I don't feel any different," she said uncertainly.
"You should. I did. It was like I'd caught my second wind. Of course I was moving at a dead run. It's nothing obvious. What did you expect? In a couple of days you'll find dark roots in your hair."
― Sébastien, Sunday, 8 July 2007 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link
1. Advocating permaculture (resilient sustainability) -- we should be subsidizing research and practices of agroforestry, polyculture, organic and local agricultures, defending seed saving and seed sharing as basic human rights, regulating nonselective pesticide and high-energy-input, especially petrochemical fertilizer use, encouraging vegetarian, organic, local-food lifeways through accurate nutrition labeling, special taxes on food-corpses and highly salty, fatty, sugary processed foods, incentivizing climate-appropriate and edible landscaping, supporting organic, heirloom, and superorganic cultivation, vastly expanding research and development and infrastructure investment into p2p renewable energy-provision like decentralized solar grids and co-op windmill farms, energy-efficient appliances, desalination techniques, sustainable irrigation practices and biomimetic urban sewage treatment techniques, as well as passenger rail infrastructure across the world and facilitating non-automobile transportation in cities (free or small-fee distributed bike co-ops, for example, and transforming more urban car-lanes into pedestrian malls) -- increasing public awareness of and encouraging collective problem solving in the face of energy descent, overurbanization, species loss, extractive industrial depletion of topsoil and aquifers, toxicity of materials and industrial processes, waste/pollution, catastrophic human-caused climate change, and so on.
2. Advocating p2p (peer-to-peer formations) and a2k (access to knowledge) -- we should be strongly supporting net neutrality, institutionalizing creative commons, subsidizing personal blogging and peer credentialization/production practices, radically restricting global copyright scope and terms, expanding fair use provisions, providing public grants for noncommercial nonproprietary scientific research and access to creative expressivity and public performances, opening access to research and debate in science and the humanities, experimenting with science and public policy juries and networked townhalls, facilitating accessibility of information for differently enabled people (blind, partially blind, deaf, etc.), securing open knowledge transfer to people of the overexploited regions of the world, demanding transparency from authoritative institutions, especially governments, limited liability corporations, public universities, organizations funded by public resources or engaged in public services, strongly opposing institutional secrecy, especially corporatist proprietary secrets or militarist state secrets, ensuring universal free access to networked media, free reliable wifi, supporting community and minority-run radio, demanding corporate media disaggregation, facilitating small campaign donor aggregation and restricting other forms of patronage/lobbying/conflict-of-interest for elected representatives and professional appointees to public service, making access to education universal and free from pre-kindergarten through college, enacting strong whistleblower protections for public officials and corporate employees, introducing labeling standards to distinguish advertising, advocacy, journalism, and strengthening protections for consumers from fraudulent claims, and so on.
3. Advocating prosthetic self-determination (Pro Choice) -- we should be defending absolutely every woman's right to choose safe, free, accessible abortion techniques to end unwanted pregnancies, as well as facilitating wanted pregnancies with alternate reproductive techniques, legalizing and then taxing all informed, nonduressed consensual recreational drug use, redirecting public resources to policing actually dangerous or disorderly public conduct, regulating controlled substances for unnecessary harm, and expanding public education and drug rehabilitation programs, vastly expanding public research into genetic, prosthetic, and cognitive modification medicine, defending individuals and communities with atypical capacities and morphologies, expanding access (while prohibiting compulsory recourse) both to consensual medical and modification therapies as well as to reliable information about them, providing universal single-payer basic healthcare, planet-wide provision of safe water and nutritious food, and subsidizing access to all wanted therapies that meet basic threshold safety and transparency standards with a stakeholder grant for non-normalizing modifications in exchange for open access to clinical trial data associated with all experimental procedures.
4. Advocating BIG (basic income guarantees) -- we should be providing a universal, non means-tested basic guaranteed income to every person on earth as a foundational right of human civilization, not only to complete the traditional progressive project of ending slavery (including still existing wage slavery) and ending military conscription (including still existing conscription through the duress of the vulnerable, through poverty, illiteracy, stigmatized lifeways, and precarious legal status), and supporting collective bargaining (by providing a permanent strike fund for all workers) -- but also to combat contemporary and emerging and conspicuously amplifying forms of technodevelopmental abjection in particular: for example, current confiscatory wealth concentration through automation, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing; protecting vulnerable populations from duress to ensure all experimental medical decisions are truly consensual; and to champion p2p democracy by subsidizing the practices of true citizen participation, peer production of appropriate and appropriable technologies, and free open secular multiculture.
5. Advocating the democratization of global governance (democratic world federalism) -- the institutions of global governance already exists, of course, but in catastrophically non-democratic corporate-militarist forms that are destroying the world, and so the fight for democratic world federalist governance is not properly dismissed as a fanciful or dreadful desire for some ex nihilo planetary state, but in reality the fight to smash the corporate-militarist world state that actually exists and to democratize it as and for the people, peer-to-peer (in democracies, properly so-called, government is the people, and so to express hatred of government is to express hatred of the people and such slogans should be understood with that in mind), all in the face of unprecedented planetary problems and the unprecedented planetary consciousness created by global networked participation and in the light of our emerging awareness of global ecologic and economic interdependence -- and it doesn't matter to me whether this smashing of the state and democratization of global governance is implemented through the expansion and democratic reform of the United Nations, or through the creation of alternate or supplementary planetary institutions, many pathways will present themselves to do this work -- but it will likely take a federal form, encompassing already existing formations, a form emphasizing subsidiarity (which is a principle directing governance always to the most local layer adequate to a shared problem), and protecting planetary secular multiculture, and directed to the tasks of monitoring global storms, pandemics, weapons, enforcing global environmental, labor, police/military conduct standards, providing institutional recourse for the nonviolent resolution of interpersonal and intergovernmental disputes, and facilitating the universal scene of legible, informed, nonduressed consent.
― Sébastien, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 02:25 (twelve years ago) link
My guess is that in the long-term there will be pressure to leave the earth to its unpredictable weather patterns. Most people will live in reclaimed environments, e.g., space stations or tera-formed planets. These artificial environments may have a random element introduced into their weather patterns, but they probably won't have the retro feel of earth. I think I like the idea of people visiting the earth only as we might visit a national park. There would be no or few permanent residents. Rather we might stay a few days and try not to leave to big a footprint and then return to our tamed environments in space
― Sébastien, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 10:38 (twelve years ago) link
LifeNet project: volunteer network that goes where-ever there are firestations and police stations. The goal is to minimize the amount of time to reach anybody who dies on the continent within 30 minutes and to cryogenically store them (they are already "dead": they might never know). Calculations show that there would need to be at least 150k locations and that there is one death every 14 hours per 50 km^2 average in USA.
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 21 November 2007 15:29 (twelve years ago) link
― Crêpe, Thursday, 6 December 2007 03:15 (twelve years ago) link
I associate "intense" with bearded college-sophomore hippie dudes who say "deep" stuff about energy and the universe and make too much eye contact and then 18-year-old girls who just showed up from Midwestern high schools are like "that guy was so intense"
Sebastien Chikara is "intense," see?
lul, energy? then I thought :
"On October 10, 2007, leading space advocacy organizations and Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin will announce the formation of a new alliance to "ensure that the benefits of renewable clean energy from space solar power are understood and supported by business, governments and the general public," according to an alliance statement.
The inaugural event of the new alliance, to be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. at 9:00 am, will highlight a study underway by the National Security Space Office (NSSO) on the viability of space-based solar power, presented by Lt. Col. Paul Damphousse, National Security Space Office. John Mankins, President, SUNSAT Energy Council, a leading expert on space solar power, will also speak.
According to the organizers, media and Congressional staff who wish to attend can email Katherine Brick at kather✧✧✧.br✧✧✧@n✧✧.o✧✧.
Space solar power refers to gathering energy in space and transmitting it wirelessly for use on Earth. This technology could be a major solution to humanity's long-term energy needs, providing limitless renewable power with zero carbon emissions, according to Mankins and other experts."
― Sébastien, Saturday, 15 December 2007 16:42 (twelve years ago) link
If it succeeds, Microsoft's planned parallel-computing software, designed to take advantage of new manycore chips -- processors with more than eight cores, possible as soon as 2010 -- could bring as much as a hundredfold computing speed-up in solving some problems.
Likely to be timed to the arrival of "Windows 7," it would allow even hand-held devices to see, listen, speak and make complex real-world decisions -- in the process, transforming computers from tools into companions.
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 19 December 2007 15:53 (twelve years ago) link
That was a good thread.
― baaderonixx, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 11:39 (twelve years ago) link
Are there any political philosophers you consider to be science
fictional? I'm thinking of how Karl Marx talks a lot about things
happening in his future Utopia - fishing in the afternoon and
philosophizing in the evening and all that. But there's obviously a lot
of these sorts of speculations going on in any political philosophy that
cares about the future. Any political theory or theorist in particular
that you find compelling as SF?
Actually, Marx talks very little about future society. Even that famous
quote comes from an unpublished work. Marx's most science-fictional
vision is of 'the automatic factory' - for Marx, reducing the amount of
time spent in boring, unfulfilling work is the basis for human freedom.
Freedom begins when the working day ends. It's all very current and it's
all right there in Capital. I've speculated elsewhere that Marx's
approach to society - look at what's emerging, look at the technology,
look at the underlying conflicts that these bring out - may have in some
vulgarised form actually inspired the emergence of science fiction
itself. Science fiction is an adventure playground in the materialist
conception of history.
― Sébastien, Friday, 18 January 2008 05:08 (twelve years ago) link
After he disappeared she'd go to the park they met at years ago, sit and watch the couples go by and wait for his return. Sometimes she'd dressin what she'd been wearing on that day. Sometimes try a different bench or a different direction in the hot sun in Khartoum. She'd look for his smile in angry crowds, in indifferent strangers exiting restaurants down small side streets with anagram names, and it would still be boiling hot when she'd return home and flush his cold dinner down the toilet. And after a while people stopped noticing her. They stopped paying attention. They stopped shaking their heads, saying, "He's never coming back you know." "No, he's never coming back."
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 22 January 2008 08:49 (twelve years ago) link
On the galactic setting where the Culture exists:
The galaxy (our galaxy) in the Culture stories is a place long
lived-in, and scattered with a variety of life-forms. In its vast and
complicated history it has seen waves of empires, federations,
colonisations, die-backs, wars, species-specific dark ages,
renaissances, periods of mega-structure building and destruction, and
whole ages of benign indifference and malign neglect. At the time of the
Culture stories, there are perhaps a few dozen major space-faring
civilisations, hundreds of minor ones, tens of thousands of species who
might develop space-travel, and an uncountable number who have been
there, done that, and have either gone into locatable but insular
retreats to contemplate who-knows-what, or disappeared from the normal
universe altogether to cultivate lives even less comprehensible.
On the ships and their Minds:
Culture starships - that is all classes of ship above
inter-planetary - are sentient; their Minds (sophisticated AIs working
largely in hyperspace to take advantage of the higher lightspeed there)
bear the same relation to the fabric of the ship as a human brain does
to the human body . . . The Culture's largest vessels - apart from
certain art-works and a few Eccentrics - are the General Systems
Vehicles of the Contact section. (Contact is the part of the Culture
concerned with discovering, cataloguing, investigating, evaluating and -
if thought prudent - interacting with other civilisations; its rationale
and activities are covered elsewhere, in the stories.) The GSVs are fast
and very large craft, measured in kilometres and inhabited by millions
of people and machines. The idea behind them is that they represent the
Culture, fully. All that the Culture knows, each GSV knows; anything
that can be done anywhere in the Culture can be done within or by any
GSV. In terms of both information and technology, they represent a last
resort, and act like holographic fragments of the Culture itself, the
whole contained within each part.
The Culture doesn't actually have laws; there are, of course,
agreed-on forms of behaviour; manners, as mentioned above, but nothing
that we would recognise as a legal framework. Not being spoken to, not
being invited to parties, finding sarcastic anonymous articles and
stories about yourself in the information network; these are the normal
forms of manner-enforcement in the Culture.
Politics in the Culture consists of referenda on issues whenever
they are raised; generally, anyone may propose a ballot on any issue at
any time; all citizens have one vote. Where issues concern some
sub-division or part of a total habitat, all those - human and machine -
who may reasonably claim to be affected by the outcome of a poll may
cast a vote. Opinions are expressed and positions on issues outlined
mostly via the information network (freely available, naturally), and it
is here that an individual may exercise the most personal influence,
given that the decisions reached as a result of those votes are usually
implemented and monitored through a Hub or other supervisory machine,
with humans acting (usually on a rota basis) more as liaison officers
than in any sort of decision-making executive capacity; one of the few
rules the Culture adheres to with any exactitude at all is that a
person's access to power should be in inverse proportion to their desire
On why most people in the Culture live in Orbitals:
The attraction of Orbitals is their matter efficiency. For one
planet the size of Earth (population 6 billion at the moment; mass
6x1024 kg), it would be possible, using the same amount of matter, to
build 1,500 full orbitals, each one boasting a surface area twenty times
that of Earth and eventually holding a maximum population of perhaps 50
billion people (the Culture would regard Earth at present as
over-crowded by a factor of about two, though it would consider the
land-to-water ratio about right). Not, of course, that the Culture would
do anything as delinquent as actually deconstructing a planet to make
Orbitals; simply removing the sort of wandering debris (for example
comets and asteroids) which the average solar system comes equipped with
and which would threaten such an artificial world's integrity through
collision almost always in itself provides sufficient material for the
construction of at least one full Orbital (a trade-off whose
conservatory elegance is almost blissfully appealing to the average
Mind), while interstellar matter in the form of dust clouds, brown
dwarfs and the like provides more distant mining sites from which the
amount of mass required for several complete Orbitals may be removed
with negligible effect.
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 18:39 (twelve years ago) link
1. Declare the internet a public good in the same way we think of water, electricity, highways or public education.
2. Commit to providing affordable high-speed wireless Internet access nationwide.
3. Declare a “Net Neutrality” standard forbidding Internet service providers from discriminating among content based on origin, application or type.
4. Instead of “No Child Left Behind,” our goal should be “Every Child Connected.”
5. Commit to building a Connected Democracy where it becomes commonplace for local as well as national government proceedings to be heard by anyone any time and over time.
6. Create a National Tech Corps, because as our country becomes more reliant on 21st century communications to maintain and build our economy we need to protect our communications infrastructure.
We've spent some time looking through the candidates' policy statements on technology, the media, education, transparency and infrastructure
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 18:40 (twelve years ago) link
to connect p2p/a2k
(peer-to-peer/access to knowledge) technoscience politics to the
politics of permaculture practices and to the politics of pro-choice
consensual non-normalizing biomedicine.
― Sébastien, Thursday, 19 June 2008 04:54 (twelve years ago) link
The terraces, forming an outdoor terrain that extends over the whole surface of the city
― Sébastien, Sunday, 20 July 2008 04:10 (eleven years ago) link
― gzip, Friday, 25 July 2008 10:08 (eleven years ago) link
― Sébastien, Saturday, 26 July 2008 03:14 (eleven years ago) link
― ╬☉д⊙, Saturday, 4 October 2008 00:15 (eleven years ago) link
good clear picture of [CapitalistMan]http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/148/imgadz.gif
― Sébastien, Monday, 7 December 2009 07:14 (ten years ago) link
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― plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 15 February 2010 20:44 (ten years ago) link
The ideal for a book would be to lay everything out on a plane of exteriority of this kind, on a single page, the same sheet: lived events, historical determinations, concepts, individuals, groups, social formations.
― Sébastien, Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:38 (nine years ago) link
What is Codework?
Codework is a practice, not a product.
It is praxis, part and parcel of the critique of everyday life.
It is not canonic, although it is taken as such.
It is not a genre, although it is taken as such.
The term is relatively new and should always be renewed.
We are suffused with code and its intermingling with surface phenomena.
Wave-trains of very low frequency radio pulses for example.
Phenomenology of chickadee calls.
Codework is not a metaphor, not metaphorical.
It exists precisely in the obdurate interstice between the real and the symbolic. It exists in the arrow.
It is not a set of procedures or perceptions. It is the noise in the system. It is not the encapsulation or object of the noise or the system.
It is continuous; it is parasitic; it is thetic.
When it becomes metaphor, masterpiece, artwork, it is still-born; it is of no interest except as cultural residue: it is of great interest to critics, gallerists, editors.
When it is not collectible, not a thing, virtual or otherwise, it is not of interest to critics, gallerists, editors.
Things have already taken up its name, as if pictures in an exhibition.
This is nothing more than the continuous reification, territorialization, conquest, of the real - as if the real were always already cleansed, available for the taking - as if the real were already transformed into capital.
Capital is the encapsulation, objectification, of code. Capital drives the code-conference, the code-book, the code-movement, the code-artist, the code-masterpiece; capital drives the technology.
In short: Capital drives code into metaphor.
In short: Metaphor drives code into capital.
In short, but of greater difficulty: Capital drives metaphor into code.
In production, simpler: Metaphor drives capital into code.
The driving of metaphor, code, or capital is not codework.
Codework is the labor of code, subject to thermodynamics.
Codework is demonstrative, demonstrative fragment, experiment, partial- inscription, partial-object, the thing prior to its presentation, the linguistic kernel of the pre-linguistic. Code is the thetic, the gestural, of the demonstrative.
It the gesture that never quite takes. It is the noise inherent in the gestural.
However: Codework will become a subject or a sub-genre or a venue or an artwork or an artist or a dealer or a collector. However: This is not codework, or: What I describe above is not codework; after all, names are subsumed beneath the sign (Emblematic) of capital - as if something is being accomplished. (Hackers who are not hackers are unhacked.)
To code is not to produce codework; it is to produce code on the level of the code or interface. Bridged code, embedded code, is not codework; the irreversible spew of cellular automata is codework, all the better if the rules are noisy. The cultural production of codework abjures intensifications, strange attractors, descriptions such as this (which is the oldest game in the book). The hunt and reception of short-wave number codes is codework. Writers on the edge are circumscribed by codework, malfunctioned psychoanalytics, scatologies. Jews, Gypsies, Gays, Blacks, are endlessly coded and decoded; the codes are dissolute, partial, always already incomplete: the differend is codework.
To speak against the differend is codework; tumors are codework, metastases. The useless sequences of DNA, RNA.
Be wary of the violence of the legible text. Beware the metaphor which institutionalizes, the text which defines, the text of positivities, not negations, the circumscribing text, inscribing text; beware of the producers and institutions of these texts, whose stake is in hardening of definitions, control, capital, slaughter: Texts slaughter.
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― Sébastien, Sunday, 15 May 2011 01:03 (nine years ago) link
We want to save the Earth's biosphere, settle the oceans and space, end hunger and poverty, utilize alternative sources of energy, bring about a better democracy and economy to the world, and generally provide a standard of living and quality of life far beyond anything mankind has ever experienced. http://www.luf.org/
--The Millennial Project 2.0
The Millennial Project is a comprehensive plan for space development, beginning with the terrestrial cultivation of an environmentally sustainable civilization and Post-Industrial culture and culminating, far in the future, in the colonization of our immediate stellar neighborhood. The TMP2 project is specifically a project of the Living Universe Foundation community to continually update and revise the content of the original plan as described by Marshal T. Savage in his book The Millennial Project.
--At The Seasteading Institute, we work to enable seasteading communities - floating cities - which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully test new ideas for government. The most successful can then inspire change in governments around the world.
--OSCOMAK supports playful learning communities of individuals and groupschaordically building free and open source knowledge, tools, and simulationswhich lay the groundwork for humanity's sustainable development on Spaceship Earth andeventual joyful, compassionate, and diverse expansion into space(including Mars, the Moon, the Asteroids, or elsewhere in the Universe).--
― Sébastien, Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:47 (nine years ago) link
The Open Source Ecology wiki,home of the Global Village Construction Set,developing community-based solutions for re-inventing local production.
RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone. We are using 3D printing to do this, but if you have other technologies that can copy themselves and that can be made freely available to all, then this is the place for you too.
― Sébastien, Thursday, 30 June 2011 02:12 (nine years ago) link
My friend, I have no problem with the thought of a galactic civilization vastly unlike our own... full of strange beings who look nothing like me even in their own imaginations... pursuing pleasures and experiences I can't begin to empathize with... trading in a marketplace of unimaginable goods... allying to pursue incomprehensible objectives... people whose life-stories I could never understand.
― Sébastien, Thursday, 30 June 2011 23:56 (nine years ago) link
>/ 50 don't make no money. U gotta side with the jews. [ Cut to a room, fancy hotel, Gerber-blanc & mauve. A contemporary is in the game for billions. ]
[Credits] digital on Gabbapention[ A ball. ]
― Parade (a you), Friday, 1 July 2011 00:01 (nine years ago) link
― test 2, Thursday, 7 July 2011 02:09 (nine years ago) link
clashes [...] between careerism as a means of actualizing and subverting the self, establish the voice of creativity as a vulnerable protagonist that is taken under fire by the chaos.
― Sébastien, Thursday, 7 July 2011 15:24 (nine years ago) link
actualizing an imagined scroll of the Cyrenaic school, a dialog at the wake of Aristippus of Cyrene.
― Sébastien, Saturday, 16 July 2011 17:25 (eight years ago) link
Never mind humanist, postmodernism may well be the last cultural movement that's 100% human.
You may laugh at this prediction now, but you won't laugh in 2012: the point at which postmodernism turns into posthumanism is the moment when Arnold Schwartzenegger becomes president of the US. That's the point at which the pomo fight between the authentic and the fake morphs into the posthuman fight between flesh and digital flesh.
― Momus (Momus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 07:05 (8 years ago) PermalinkWhat I mean is that he will be elected to 'terminate' Islamic fundamentalism, a dialectic that will by that point be a bit tired, but that he will actually be the first 'terminator president', and herald in an age of unprecedented man-machine combination.
― Momus (Momus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 07:09 (8 years ago) PermalinkAnd if you ask me what will the cultural life be like in that new posthuman world, I'd say that, just as there as continuities between modernism and postmodernism, so there will be continuities between the postmodern and the posthuman. The rockist questions about authenticity will not go away -- in fact, they'll become, if anything, more central. But with a twist: it will be the clones and machines which will harp on most on authenticity and humanity, whereas the humans will insist on artificiality. The future (and you read it here first, folks!) is Robot Rockism.
― Momus (Momus), Saturday, 30 October 2004 07:46 (8 years ago) Permalink
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